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Fostering Cultural Inclusivity In Our Church Music, John Macinnis Oct 2018

Fostering Cultural Inclusivity In Our Church Music, John Macinnis

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Openness to hearing, engaging, and loving other cultures is not a musical issue; it is a heart issue."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­musical variety in corporate worship from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/fostering-cultural-inclusivity-in-our-church-music/


Church Music In The Current Technological Age, Jonathan De Groot May 2018

Church Music In The Current Technological Age, Jonathan De Groot

Staff Work

"As hymn books dissolve into digital catalogs and organs morph into macbooks, what do we make of the source of our songs?"

Posting about changes in worship music from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/church-music-in-the-current-technological-age/


From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan M. Lyons Mar 2017

From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan M. Lyons

Musical Offerings

The Christian church’s stance on the use of instruments in sacred music shifted through influences of church leaders, composers, and secular culture. Synthesizing the writings of early church leaders and church historians reveals a clear progression. The early musical practices of the church were connected to the Jewish synagogues. As recorded in the Old Testament, Jewish worship included instruments as assigned by one’s priestly tribe. Eventually, early church leaders rejected that inclusion and developed a rather robust argument against instruments in liturgical worship. The totalitarian stance on musical instruments in sacred worship began to loosen as the organ ...


Ms – 208: The Jim Henderson Papers, Class Of 1971, Devin Mckinney Mar 2017

Ms – 208: The Jim Henderson Papers, Class Of 1971, Devin Mckinney

All Finding Aids

This collection contains documents, photographs, and other material, mostly relating to Jim Henderson’s career at Gettysburg College. There are various writings, and a scrapbook with images covering Henderson’s life from just before to just after his time in Gettysburg. A significant subset of material concerns Henderson’s commencement address, and the subsequent controversy. The bulk of the material is in the form of handwritten scores and program notes created for various musical performances between 1966 and 1973. Most of these are rock or jazz arrangements of religious themes, and most premiered at Gettysburg College.

Special Collections and College ...


New Leaves On Old Trees: A Synthesis Of Early American Music Through Contemporary Composition, Leslie A. Robinson Dec 2014

New Leaves On Old Trees: A Synthesis Of Early American Music Through Contemporary Composition, Leslie A. Robinson

Selected Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the hymnody and choral music of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century Protestant communities in America with the goal of creating a historically informed composition that articulates musical and theological ideas of the past with a fresh voice. It will emphasize unique characteristics of the musical communities and connections between the communities. It will also focus on two relationships within individual communities: the association between the community’s music and its texts, and the connection between its theology and musical identity. The thesis and composition should reveal an understanding of early American ...


The Message In Our Music : What Popular Congregational Songs Say About Our Beliefs, Neal W. Woodruff, Mark A. Frisius Apr 2014

The Message In Our Music : What Popular Congregational Songs Say About Our Beliefs, Neal W. Woodruff, Mark A. Frisius

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work – Music

Congregational singing is a source of basic theological instruction, both reflecting and shaping what we believe. It is crucial, therefore, that we say what we believe when we sing. In this study, the authors focused on the songs most accessed by users of the Christian Copyright Licensing, Inc. (CCLI) service between 2006-2012. Twenty songs were identified as having received significant usage during this time period.

The results of this study found that a representative sampling of the lyrics of the most popular congregational songs did not sufficiently express foundational concepts of the Christian faith. Although individual congregations may have a ...


Music Of Worship And The Sanctification Of The Believer, Jonathan D. Twining Apr 2013

Music Of Worship And The Sanctification Of The Believer, Jonathan D. Twining

Jonathan D Twining

Because of its importance in the life of a believer, music should aid in the sanctification process. The debate concerning the use of contemporary music in church worship contexts arises from the belief that musical styles can either encourage or discourage the sanctification of a believer by influencing emotions. The efficiency of music for the purpose of sanctification should be considered by the listener. Music that is associated with unbiblical influences and intentions may not be fit for use in worship settings.


Sing To The Lord A New Song: A Study Of Changing Musical Practices In The Presbyterian Church Of Victoria, 1861-1901, Laurence James Moore Jan 2004

Sing To The Lord A New Song: A Study Of Changing Musical Practices In The Presbyterian Church Of Victoria, 1861-1901, Laurence James Moore

Theses

The latter half of the 19th century was a time of immense change in Presbyterianism worldwide in respect of the role of music in worship. Within this period the long tradition of unaccompanied congregational psalmody gave way to the introduction of hymnody, instrumental music (initially provided by harmoniums and later by pipe organs) and choral music in the form of anthems. The Presbyterian Church of Victoria, formed in 1859 as a union of the Church of Scotland and the majority of the Free Presbyterian and the United Presbyterian churches and numerically the strongest branch of Presbyterianism in Australia, was to ...


The Sound Of Utah: The Presence Of Geographical Elements In Music Written About The State Of Utah, Kamia Walton Holt Jan 1997

The Sound Of Utah: The Presence Of Geographical Elements In Music Written About The State Of Utah, Kamia Walton Holt

Theses and Dissertations

Music is a by-product of place and time. Musicians have opportunities to use the idea of place in their music. Thus, music has regionally distinctive characteristics which reflect human perceptions of the physical environment. Artists of the past and present focus on geographical themes, and paint a picture of ‘place’ in their music. This thesis focuses on the music of a geographical location: Utah. Musicians wrote of Utah in hymns of the past, and contemporary musicians continue to write music about Utah. This thesis answers the questions: Is music characterized by geography? How have the local musicians been influenced by ...


Benjamin Britten's Contribution To Church Music, Marcella Rauch Jan 1969

Benjamin Britten's Contribution To Church Music, Marcella Rauch

OBU Graduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover Benjamin Britten's contributions to church music in his sacred music written during the period 1943-1963.

First, a study was made of his personal philosophy from all available literature on the subject; next, a study was made of his choice of texts, from the same sources; finally, a study was made of the music to which he had set these texts, from the scores and from recordings.

These studied revealed that his personal philosophy was one of moral concern for fellow human beings, and that he believed in communication and involvement between ...


The Concept Of Zion As Reflected In Mormon Song, Don Bernard Castleton Jan 1967

The Concept Of Zion As Reflected In Mormon Song, Don Bernard Castleton

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis contains an analysis of the concept of Zion as reflected in the songs sung by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The following definitional areas within Zion concept are considered:
1. Zion: A personal spiritual condition.
2. Zion: A perfect society.
3. Zion: Various geographical locations.
4. Events included in the concept of Zion.

Each of the above areas is analyzed first, from a historical and doctrinal viewpoint and finally, as to how it is reflected in the songs of the Mormons.


The Ogden Tabernacle Choir: Its History And Contributions To The Cultural History Of Utah, Merlin Ray Sorensen Jan 1961

The Ogden Tabernacle Choir: Its History And Contributions To The Cultural History Of Utah, Merlin Ray Sorensen

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis is to present a history of the Ogden Tabernacle Choir, to ascertain the extent to which it developed musically, and to include any contributions that were made by the various conductors in attaining that degree of artistry achieved by this musical organization. Inasmuch as the choir was disbanded in 1949, this study will encompass its complete history. It will also include a biography of its conductors. Because the choir rehearsed and performed primarily in the Pioneer Tabernacle, a short history of this building and the Ogden Tabernacle Organ will be included, as well.


Volume 56, Number 02 (February 1938), James Francis Cooke Feb 1938

Volume 56, Number 02 (February 1938), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Australia's New Day in Music

Musical Life in Australia (interview with Richard Crookes)

Melody Study a Stimulant

All About Four Hand Music

Music Written about Abraham Lincoln

Progressive Steps to Velocity

Title Page, Josef Hofmann's Début

Getting Joy out of Life (interview with Ralph T. Senter)

Flash! Walter Winchell Talks on ASCAP

Mrs. G. Waddington Snore Acquires a Classic: A Monoloque for Recitation at Musical Gatherings

Missed Lesson Cure

How to Break into Print: Practical Suggestions for Young Composers

From Jungle to Symphony Hall: An Extraordinary Musical Life

Switzerland Will Have an Interesting Musical Season

Holding Over the ...


Volume 26, Number 03 (March 1908), James Francis Cooke Mar 1908

Volume 26, Number 03 (March 1908), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

MacDowell and His Mission

Why We Should Support American Music

Bach at the Organ

Poor Pay for Musicians

Harold Bauer on Technic

Rembrandt and Wagner

How to Study Chopin's Nocturne, Opus 9, Number 2

H. Engelmann

Brahms and the Waltz

Trying for a Church Position

Slow Practice


Volume 04, Number 07 (July 1886), Theodore Presser Jul 1886

Volume 04, Number 07 (July 1886), Theodore Presser

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Individuality in Piano Playing

Some People That I Saw

Duties of the Piano Teacher

Old Fogy At Last Praises Something

Concert Programmes

Suites by Handel

Musical Advancement

What Shall We Play or Musical Education in the Home